Constantine Paxinos

Member of Migration Institute of Australia
LLB, Grad. Cert Migration Law & Practice; Grad. Dip. ICAA; B. Comm
Practice Areas
Employer Sponsorship, Business Visas, Complex Cases, Appeals

Con is Managing Director of PAX Migration Australia, specialising in employer sponsored work visas and corporate immigration services.

He is a recognised leader in the immigration advice industry, regularly presenting to stakeholders and practitioners at conferences and professional development seminars. He also provides training to HR managers on immigration law and policy and delivers continuing professional education to immigration advice practitioners.

Con is the immediate past Vice President and South Australian State President of the profession’s highly respected peak body, the Migration Institute of Australia, where he served on the board and regularly engaged with Ministers of state and federal governments as well as senior officials within the Department of Home Affairs and state migration departments. Con also regularly engages with other stakeholders in the Australian immigration ecosystem, advocating for improved policy outcomes, particularly for employers and migrants in regional areas.

Con is a dedicated and passionate immigration consultant, with deep knowledge of Australia’s immigration system. He is best placed to provide employers with advice about how to utilise the immigration system to improve workforce outcomes and solve skill shortages for businesses large and small.

Some of Con’s career highlights:
• Chair of the Migration Institute Temporary Visa Program Advisory Panel 2024
• National Vice President of the Migration Institute from 2021 – 2023
• South Australian State President of the Migration Institute from 2019 –2023
• Member of the South Australian Ministerial Advisory Council for the Minister for Innovation and Skills 2020 – 2022
• Provided testimony to the Commonwealth Joint Standing Committee on Migration on four occasions across 2019 – 2023
• Provided testimony to the South Australian Economic and Finance Committee inquiry into the economic contribution of migration to South Australia 2019
• Chair of the MIA Regional Migration Committee from 2019- 2021
• Current member of the South Australian State MIA Committee 2023-2025
• Honorary Treasurer of the Migration Institute 2020 – 2021
• Member of the MIA Regional Migration Committee 2019 –2023
• Organiser and host of the South Australian State Migration Conference in 2020
• Participated in numerous stakeholder meetings with state government, regional stakeholders, Home Affairs and the Commonwealth government advocating and advising on regional issues
• Worked closely with the South Australian Government and the then Minister for Innovation and Skills, to develop the first South Australian Designated Area Migration Agreement 2018-2020
• Holds a Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Certificate in Migration Law, a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand

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